Soil Resources

This module introduces you to soils and will discuss the formation of soils, soil descriptions, the nature and causes of soil variation, the diversity of soil organisms, and the response of soils to management practices.

Most modules require a 2.2 degree in a related discipline or equivalent professional experience.

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On successful completion of this module, the student is expected to be able to

1. understand pedogenesis

2. understand the methods used in describing soils

3. appreciate the factors which determine the type of soil occurring under particular environmental conditions

4. understand the processes involved in the transformation of nutrients in soils

5. appreciate the factors which determine the movement of water and nutrients through soil profiles

6. appreciate the effects of physical manipulation on soil

Learn from world renowned academic staff in Ireland’s leading, future focused and globally recognised colleges.

Gain an accredited NFQ qualification/micro credential that you may count towards a full award if you so wish in the future.

Previous modules may be used as recognition of prior learning towards Advance Centre degree programmes.

Equip yourself with the latest in demand skillset, tools, know-how and knowledge to succeed in your career.

Gain a competitive edge, influence growth and steer strategic goals in your organisation upon completion of your studies with the Advance Centre.

Yes, if you complete this module it can be credited as part of the  MSc in Digtal Agriculture Full Time  or MSc in Digital Agriculture Part Time. 

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